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Account Renewals for FY2014

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR A FY2014 ACCOUNT, PLEASE DISREGARD THIS NOTICE.

Supercomputing Facility (SC) accounts expire on August 31. All user accounts for all platforms (Eos and Lonestar) will expire at the end of the current fiscal year (FY2013), August 31, 2013. All balances will be zeroed out at the end of that day. This happens every year at the end of August as we transition from the end of the current fiscal year to the next. The SC Steering Committee reviews and decides on approving all large applications for Eos and all applications for Lonestar.

To secure the uninterrupted use of Eos or Lonestar, you must submit an application no later than August 23. This is especially important when applying for large applications. If it is for a large allocation, it must also be approved by the Steering Committee by August 31. Students can only submit an application for a Basic Allocation. Postdocs and Research Associates can apply for a Basic or a Small Allocation. PI's, in addition to Basic and Small, can apply for a Large Allocation. An application for a Large Allocation is recommended if PI's plan to sub-allocate chunks of time to collaborators in computationally intensive projects.

How do I submit an application for an allocation? Submit an application at https://sc.tamu.edu/forms

What if I do not have an approved allocation by September 1? In such a case, you will not be able to run batch jobs. You will be able to only login and carry out minor interactive processing up to October 1. On that date, if you still do not have an approved application, your account will be shut down, and you will lose login access as well.

How do I speed up approval of my application? Providing correct and adequate information helps a lot. Two things that commonly cause delays are grossly inadequate research descriptions and incorrect specification of the PI's NetID, name or e-mail address. Sometimes a weak justification for a large allocation can also cause delays.

You can submit an application for a FY2014 allocation any time you want; however, users who wait until the last few days of August risk interruption of access. So, please submit renewal requests as soon as possible.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR A FY2014 ACCOUNT, PLEASE DISREGARD THIS NOTICE.

Posted on: 10:00 AM, August 15, 2013